Hastings Southeastern revised timetable after landslide

  • 12 January 2014
  • From the section England
Landslip near Wadhurst
Image caption Passengers on the Hastings to London line have face disruption since the landslip near Wadhurst

Trains on a line between the East Sussex coast, Kent and London are to run to a revised timetable following a landslide in December.

Passengers on the Southeastern route between Hastings, Tonbridge and London face several weeks of disruption.

The landslip at Wadhurst, East Sussex on 23 December initially forced the train company to cancel services.

From Monday, trains will operate to a revised timetable during the morning and evening peak periods.

Network Rail said the landslip had been caused by the large amounts of rain which fell during December and was expected to take "several more weeks" to repair.

Alison Nolan from Southeastern, said: "We've had to run services at a reduced speed and this is having a knock-on effect to the rest of the network.

"From Monday, we've put in a contingency timetable to counter the extra time it's taking for the trains to pass through Wadhurst," she said.

"We hope this will minimise the disruption and give passengers a more reliable service while this work is continuing.

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